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, by Jinnah Institute

Pakistan’s Eight Great Education Debates

By Sehar Tariq

Pakistan’s education sector confronts a number of serious policy challenges. Jinnah Institute’s Open Democracy Initiative’s Paper “Pakistan’s Eight Great Education Debates” analyzes critical policy debates confronting the education sector and proposes policy solutions to Pakistan’s education (…)

, by Infochange

How free are we?

From the jailing of a person for allegedly defaming an Indian historical figure online to blocking of popular adult site Savitabhabhi without granting the creators an opportunity to defend their right to free expression, there are increasing concerns over the government’s power to monitor, (…)

, by Infochange

Papamma’s victory marks a milestone in the domestic workers’ struggle

By Anuja Mirchandaney

Papamma, a domestic worker in Bangalore, took her employers to court and managed to receive a favourable judgment. This is a historic victory for perhaps the most vulnerable segment of unorganised workers, made possible by the support of a trade union, a dedicated team of advocates and a labour (…)

, by Eurozine

Markets and migrants in the care economy

By Fiona Williams

This article has initially been published in Soundings, N°47, 2011.
The male breadwinner model of the welfare state has given way to the adult worker model, however care work continues to be left to migrant women, writes Fiona Williams. The privatisation of care favoured by contemporary policy (…)

African Women Writing Resistance

An Anthology of Contemporary Voices

Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez , Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho, Anne Serafin, £16.95, 360 pages.
Confronting entrenched social inequality and inadequate access to resources, women across Africa are working with determination and imagination to improve their material conditions and (…)

, by TNI

The Road to Hell is paved with ’humanitarian interventions’

Western Violence, the Hippocratic Oath, & the Second Arab Revolt, by Tom Reifer

Will the outcome of the Western intervention in Libya be positive for its people ? A look at history shows what came of ’good intentions’ and promises in the past.
“It would have been a breach of duty to have left the population prey to anarchy—deprived of all the apparatus of civilized life. (…)

How To Bypass Internet Censorship

284 pages, 10 euros

Most of governements have tools and laws allowing to lead surveillance and block of the use of cybernaut. This tools are produced by great private society. They are widely used by dictatorships against there own people, to control information and to take off the most troublesome.
To fight (…)

, by Grain

Food safety for whom? Corporate wealth versus people’s health

May 2011

School children in the US were served 200,000 kilos of meat contaminated with a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria before the nation’s second largest meat packer issued a recall in 2009. A year earlier, six babies died and 300,000 others got horribly sick with kidney problems in China when (…)

, by Infochange

Exit endosulfan

India manufactures 70% of the world’s endosulfan, which explains why there has been such a strong lobby against its ban, despite evidence of its health hazards. But India has finally dropped its opposition to a ban on endosulfan, thanks largely to the campaign against the pesticide by Kerala’s (…)

, by Dawn

Pakistan: Leaders on leave

Everyone knows that Pakistan is facing a national security crisis. But what no one understands is why the leadership is either missing in action or flailing around. Instead of unity of command, thought and policy that national crises generally produce, a worried nation has so far only watched a (…)

, by Down to earth

Polavaram fraud

The Polavaram dam on the Godavari could displace 400,000 people and submerge nearly 4,000 hectares of forestland. Most of the people threatened to be displaced cannot be relocated until their rights over forestland are recognised under the Forest Rights Act. How did the Andhra Pradesh government (…)

, by Tehelka

The making of Osama bin Laden

It had to happen. Osama bin Laden had been the target of the longest, most intense manhunt in history. Never before had the most powerful nation in the world concentrated so much of its time, energy and resources to hunt down one man. And never before had the hunters been able to deploy the (…)

, by Waterjustice.org

The politics of achieving the Right to Water

By Mthandeki Nhlapo, Peter Waldorff, Susan George

National ministers from Africa gathered with hundreds of people from United Nations agencies, development banks, public water operators, non-profit groups and trade unions from around the world to celebrate World Water Day on March 22 in Cape Town. A priority on the agenda: responding to the (…)

, by Grain

There can be no justifications for land grabbing!

“There can be no justifications for land grabbing!” social movements and CSOs tell World Bank, UN agencies and governments
17 April 2011
Today, on the International Day of Peasant Struggles, prominent farmers, fisherfolk, human rights and research organisations have sharply criticised the (…)

, by Frontline

Critical cohort

By T.K. Rajalakshmi

Finally, it has been recognised that adolescents constitute a very critical category in the overall battle against poverty and inequity. It is for this reason that the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) flagship report, “The State of the World’s Children 2011”, focusses exclusively on (…)

, by Himal Southasian

Sri Lanka: Dare not criticise

After many months of work, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka submitted its report to the Sri Lankan government. Though the report has only been sent to Colombo for review, and the formal release is still awaited as Himal goes to press, extracts have already (…)

, by Pambazuka

Reclaiming African History

Jacques Depelchin, £12.95

Depelchin’s thought-provoking essays show that through African histories it is possible to reconnect to all the histories of those who have been disconnected: shackdwellers, the poor, the dispossessed. His analysis of African history demonstrates how peoples have been forced into looking at (…)

, by OpenDemocracy

Refolution in the Arab world

A new word is needed to describe these events of recent months. They should be called ‘refolutions’, radical refusals of the old choice between reform and revolution - remarkably sensitive to the grave dangers and high costs of using violent means to get their way.
Great revolutionary (…)